I saw the Spinney Kitchen tea stall selling tea and was telling myself I wouldn’t get any, but then I spoke to the seller who was a lovely lady and very knowledgeable, and let me have a sniff! This is loose leaf pu-erh (not in bricks as I have seen before) and it tastes very nice. I’m just learning what pu-erh is all about, but I like it
Pu-Erh teas are teas whose leaves are re-hydrated after fermentation, to enable a second fermentation. After production, these teas are stored in cool cellars or buried in the garden for over a year. The dark to light brown Sinensis leaf develops a strong, spicy, and earthy taste and – depending on the brewing time – an earthy and woody flavour. This infusion has a dark red colour.